New Book on Prince Hall Masonry

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by MRichard, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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  2. Travelling Man91

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    I believe I will purchase a copy. I'm interested to see how he explains it all.

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  3. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Maybe it is just me buy the price seems expensive. $40+
     
  4. Travelling Man91

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    Well in that case , it will be a while. What's your thoughts on the matter Bro Richard ?
     
  5. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    I find it rather interesting. He is saying that Prince Hall and the others he was allegedly initiated in that British military lodge were not initiated there. So where then?

    The author is on my Facebook friends list but I found it interesting that Chris Hodapp (Freemasons for Dummies author) is kinda promoting the book. I follow his posts on Facebook which is how I found out about the book. Well actually, they were both posting about it.
     
  6. Travelling Man91

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    That's what I want to know. If all this is true then why is all this just coming out.

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  7. MRichard

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    He is probably the first to actually do the research. I remember him posting a few months back that he had discovered something big and he posted pictures of some microfilm but it was hard to read which is not surprising.
     
  8. king82

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    I hope its not a money scam. Sounds odd in the sales pitch and how its being sold. Think I'll hold off a bit
     
  9. MRichard

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    I doubt that is the case especially since Chris Hodapp is kinda promoting it on Facebook.
     
  10. Bloke

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    Probably...it does sound interesting. We often never question these stories.... for instance, I've never once questioned or looked at a primary source for the Goose and Gridiron meeting of 1717, stories just get repeated and in that we accept them as fact. *sometimes* the truth is better than the story, but "truth" is one of our great values...
     
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    I'll wait for the dvd...
     
  12. BullDozer Harrell

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    Brother Hairston is a very serious researcher in the field. He's probably taken alot of time to piece solid information together.
    Of course, i haven't read the book yet because it hasn't been released yet.
    But eventually i will.
    John has an online blog called, "The Quill & the Sword" which you guys can check out for his style of research and skill.


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    I agree he is a respected historian. Just look at the website and see some of the comments on the book. Those are some recognizable names in freemasonry. The book is out now. See that several Facebook friends have received their copy.
     
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    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Was just about to post it until I saw you beat me to the punch. Good job, Brother!
     
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    Adding this to our media library
     
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    Good Day to the Brothers on the thread.
    My name is John L. Hairston, and I am the author of the book in question.

    I would like to chime in to answer a couple questions and concerns.

    There are actually two editions of the book. The $40 book is the Special Marked Edition, which comes with the autograph, seal, number and listing on the Grand Registry on the website, as well as an extra Appendix featuring some very important minutes and documents from African Lodge.

    There is also the Regular Edition which is $25, but it will not have all of the above features.

    The books is based on primary sources, including the hand-written records of African Lodge.

    I have had the like of Chris Hodapp write a Forward, and reviews from the Grand Archivist of the Grand Lodge of Ireland; Michael Poll, Editor of the Masonic Journal; Reviews to come from Tony Pope in the Square Magazine; the book is being promoted by Living Stone Magazine and Robert Herd; the Phylaxis Society is about to review the book, and the book is battle tested by Masonic and academic historians; I stand by the research.

    Here is a link to a lecture I did on the book as well at the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline WA:


    Thank You.
     

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